Favorite wedding favor you've gotten?

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

rheedic :  Most people tell me we had awesome favours. We got married in Vegas and gave everyone a poker chip for the casino where we had our reception. We had fun at the tables after the reception and one of our guests turned a $10 chip into $500, so they were really happy! 

But usually I think they are a waste of money and even edible ones can be hit or miss. There is nothing worse than cheap lollies or chocolate, yuck! I say just skip it.

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

 rheedic :  since my Hubby and I love scratch offs, we decided to do a dollar scratch off ticket inside a scratch off envelope that I found on Etsy and we had a custom sticker made off zazzle that said lucky in love with our names and date. It cost us 2/pp. I heard it was a huge hit and had a lot of winners. It was perfect since it was not a waste and it was us.

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee

 I liked beer glasses. It had the bride and grooms name and date of wedding. They are really nice glasses we use them all the time. You’ll get mixed reviews on here of those but I loved them!

Post # 19
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Honey bee

We had mini succulents and most were taken. Many in our group loves cacti and succulents. Some can be allergic though. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

We’re having chocolate bars with personalised wrappers to act as placecards as well 🙂 Can’t go wrong with something yummy!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Chula Vista Golf course

Anything edible is a go with me. Also, we got small succulents at a wedding we went to in March, and I haven’t killed it yet! 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’ve never gotten a favor I cared for. I have to plug ours, however: we had lightsabers. We bulked ordered a bunch from Amazon. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

It’s  not something I received but it’s something we will do.i wasn’t keen on magnets,coasters or whatever peeps do. We are getting pins from cancer research (but various charities do them ,you can get them at check out at the shops).mostly we thought it was a great idea because we support the organisation,both me and my mum had cancer (So did 3 of my grandparents and a number of people close to us) ,plus its small and non imposing. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We put together mini jars of honey and dippers by hand for our fall wedding. New Zealand is famous for honey and one of our colours was gold so it worked well. The other colour was dark green and the wedding was in a forest, we got custom jars in our wedding colours and I designed labels for the lids. 

It was back in April and people still comment on the favors. Some people have them on display in their kitchens.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

I’m also not a fan of favors, but if you insist, I did eat an entire bag of my little sister’s leftover M&M initial favors. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

 

The problem with favors is you have to take them. 

My favorite have been glassware, but only because I collect glassware. I have lots of random glass cups, mugs, and shot glasses from around the globe. The brides of those weddings had loads of leftovers because most guests don’t have glassware collections. And even as a collector, it was a hassle to take them. They weren’t going to fit in my clutch, I literally had to hold them in my hand until we got back to the hotel to make sure they didn’t break. I wasn’t surprised other people left them behind. 

Edibles only work if it’s not cheap. Most websites that sell you this stuff are selling you blah stuff. 

So go for edibles, but don’t make it junk.

 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

Recently attended a wedding where they gave out an aromatherapy diffuser with a little bottle of essential oil per person. Granted, that wedding was about $200/person…so it was a pretty cute, fancy little thing.

Only wedding where my family took all 4 of our favors home.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I really like candles, I have also received a bottle opener in the shape of an anchor.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I really like candles, I have also received a bottle opener in the shape of an anchor.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We did little bottles of maple syrup that were exactly 3.4 oz so people could fly home with them without checking a bag. The syrup came from our officiant’s farm, and the bottle was very sweet – round with a maple leaf etched in it. We heard from a lot of people how much they loved it, and they raved about how good the syrup was. We found out later that my husband’s grandmother went around to a bunch of tables asking people if she could have theirs; she took home about 10 bottles (slightly embarrassing, especially since we had extras she could have had if she’d just asked, but oh well!)

My favorite favor at a wedding I’ve attended was my friend who had a cookie table. She stacked take-out containers at either end and you could take home a goodie bag. Since Darling Husband and I traveled by car, bus, and train to get to and from that wedding, it was nice to have some sweets for the trip back! 

Other options we considered for ours but ultimately rejected in favor of the syrup: mini flashlights (got married on a farm in a remote area so thought people could use them), beer steins engraved with our names and the date (too expensive), and not doing favors at all

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